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    Video : A Brief Primer on Hammock Suspension, Part I : webbing

    Here's the link.

    I give an overview of how one can add webbing based suspension to a hammock. In particular I show

    • making a figure-8 knot at the end of webbing, for a carbiner
    • hanging a hammock that has webbing suspension and carbiners at both ends
    • adding rings to the end of a hammock with a channel, using the channel, and attaching around the hammock body
    • using the JRB triglide system


    There isn't much here for the hammock cognoscenti, unless you like seeing me hit the ground because I had the knot in the loop ring on which SMC rings are attached in the wrong place. Lesson : knot next to rings means the prusik knot is not pinching as it should.

    Now I'm teeing up another one that focuses on suspension techniques based on cord.

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    Someone should point out that the SMC rings can be tied onto the stock HH rope with no modidfications to the actual hammock. That was what I did with my Scout until I sold it. That might be a bridge onto the rings & webbing for the newbie HH owners.

    I giggled when you slipped to the ground...
    Last edited by Shadowmoss; 05-31-2009 at 21:34.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmoss View Post
    Someone should point out that the SMC rings can be tied onto the stock HH rope with no modidfications to the actual hammock. That was what I did with my Scout until I sold it. That might be a bridge onto the rings & webbing for the newbie HH owners.

    I giggled when you slipped to the ground...
    I plan on having the next one include using a garda hitch on a stock HH, and figured to make this very point in that segment. You laugh at my misfortune

    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    Nice vid, Grizz! Nice job on editing and sound levels, too - it was enjoyable to watch.

    The only downside is, after reading the earlier replies, I was anxiously waiting to see you wide-eyed as you were rapidly flung earthward but, alas, you didn't skip a beat as you slowly sunk down!
    Thanks. I was able to borrow a wireless mic from work, and that helped with the sound a lot. But....you wished to laugh at my misfortune ?

    Quote Originally Posted by east_stingray View Post
    I want to know where you got a $9 hammock!
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmoss View Post
    pssst: I think they were actually $16, I got 2 also. They were a fairly quick sale on an otherwise commerical backyard hammock place.
    I must have told my better half they were $9...that's the figure that's stuck in my head. $9 or $16, a great deal on a basic but very functional hammock. Or two.

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    THANKS!!!
    I'm waiting on a WB BB and will surely have quick success thanks to your vid.
    Now if you and Mr. Shug could hook up what a hoot that would be
    I've been planning to make this for a while, but when the BB recently got reviewed on BackpackGearTest.com and the reviewer didn't really know what to do with the webbing set-up, I knew I had to get this done.

    I would dearly like to log some miles and shoot some vid with Shug. Had hoped to pull that off with the Northern Hang in a couple of weeks but I had to back out of that gig.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heber View Post
    Grizz,

    I've heard you say one time that you are a mathematician. Are you a probabilist by any chance? I had to smile when I heard you say "almost surely, when using rings, you're going to want to put a stopper knot in"
    Ha! Now that's funny. I didn't even notice. I use probability a lot in what I do, and I've read measure theory enough to pick up the lingo. In real life I'm been caught saying that something will happen "with probability 1" and I get funny looks. Almost surely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Way to go Griz. Love the out take at the end.

    To me it seems the tri-glide system would be the most difficult to adjust.
    If the hammock is hanging loose, its all about the same to me, rings, buckle, or triglide, with the exception that you can tighten a ring set-up with one hand. The larger difference is setting up and taking down, and in my book that difference is not significant enough to come down hard on one device or the other. There is a difference in weight, 45 grams for a full set of rings, 56 grams for a pair of cinch buckles, 22 grams for a pair of triglides. But to really save weigh I go to cord....stay tuned....

    All this is predicated on the assumption that the hammock is hanging loose. I don't think you can easy crank up the tension using the triglides, and that actually is a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I didnít recognize you without a bridge. Great video, but I need the type that uses bloodwood dowels.
    Patience, grasshopper. All will be revealed in the fullness of time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    ...It also never dawned on me that you could roll back the end of a channeled hammock to attach your lines....
    That particular technique is one I learned from Warbonnetguy. All his hammocks do that.

    Everyone else...thanks for the appreciation. The vids are labors of love, but we like it when others like 'em too.

    Grizz

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    Thumbs up How to video re suspension

    That is a GREAT video, Grizz. It sums up some 100 sum pages, and two threads in a video format! Thanks so much for giving us visual types something to focus on in doing our suspension swap outs. I have used the ring and webbing method on my DD hammock.

    John

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    Great video Griz! Thanks for condensing and simplifying, and making it look as easy as it is.

    I'm using the mason's line thru the channel technique with rings. For my hammock I have a straight channel on the head end and a "W" channel on the foot end. This gives me a bump for the knees.

    Speaking from experience, the slippery half hitch is IMPORTANT!

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    Nice vid, Grizz! Nice job on editing and sound levels, too - it was enjoyable to watch.

    The only downside is, after reading the earlier replies, I was anxiously waiting to see you wide-eyed as you were rapidly flung earthward but, alas, you didn't skip a beat as you slowly sunk down!

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    I want to know where you got a $9 hammock!

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    pssst: I think they were actually $16, I got 2 also. They were a fairly quick sale on an otherwise commerical backyard hammock place.
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    just wanting to say

    THANKS!!!
    I'm waiting on a WB BB and will surely have quick success thanks to your vid.
    Now if you and Mr. Shug could hook up what a hoot that would be

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    Beautiful! Thanks for making it simple and understandable. Great video - I'm already looking forward to more!
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